Saturday 6th June 2015 – FIELD WORKSHOP: Pruning and other skills
Hosts Louise & Peter, near OngaOnga – Highway 50, Hawke’s Bay.
Saturday 6th June 10am – 12noon (Rain day 13th June)
Pruning, Soils and Planting on OngaOnga Permaculture Dryland
(1.5k’s north of the OngaOnga turn-off and approx. 50 minutes Hastings CBD)
Vehicles: there is ample off-road parking in front of house.
Please consider carpooling from your neighbourhood.
Hone your pruning skills or learn new ones. Chris Ryan will lead a pruning workshop/demonstration on mature and young trees including stone and pipfruit. To participate in the pruning workshop you will need to take clean sharp secateurs and a pruning saw.
Start with the Soil:
Soil being the basis to any planting, we will firstly have a up close and personal look at the actual soil beneath our feet. This discussion will include the influences on a soil, (such as contours, climate, the general lie of the land, past land use) and the physical properties of the existing soil (is it clay or sandy, does it hold moisture).
Plan before Planting:
Louise & Peter will show us areas of their Central Hawke’s Bay dryland property while facilitating discussions around planting and design ideas which encourage biodiversity on land such as theirs. For this walk & talk Louise suggest you have on hand pencil and paper for noting down ideas.
Fine day event; rain day the following Saturday.
For rain-check on the day – Peter Meredith &/or Louise Phillips